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There’s always something to cheer about at Special Olympics Virginia! Our most recent news stories are below. You can also check out our calendar to find out what’s happening near you.

For media inquiries and questions about Special Olympics Virginia, email Holly Claytor, Vice President, Development & Communications, at [email protected] or call her at 804.726.3025.


Your Guide to The 2019 Summer Games

Weather Update 6/7 at 3 pm: All Friday outdoor track events canceled except for running & standing long jump. They will not be rescheduled. Friday and Saturday softball CANCELED because of weather. Swimming and bowling ON as scheduled. All tennis…

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Athlete of the Year: Billy Duquette

On Mother’s Day in 2018, Billy Duquette bowled a 299. The score of 299 in bowling is almost infamous, it means you bowl 11 straight strikes and then miss the final frame by 1-pin. It’s the equivalent to throwing a perfect game…

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Summer Games Profile: Joe Salter

19-year-old Joe Salter isn’t actually 19 years old like he says he is. He’s also not the fastest runner in the world like he says he is. However, Joe Salter is exactly who he wants to be, all of…

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Make A Splash At Summer Games

Weather Update 6/7 at 3 pm: All Friday track events canceled except for running & standing long jump. They will not be rescheduled. Friday and Saturday softball CANCELED because of weather.Swimming and bowling ON as scheduled. All tennis play INSIDE…

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Your 2018 Special Olympics Virginia Award Winners

Every year, hundreds of volunteers and athletes contribute to Special Olympics Virginia in so many ways. Picking a few volunteers and athletes each year to recognize as outstanding representatives of the program is a difficult task. Each of these individuals…

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Kenmore Middle School Receives National Award from ESPN

It was a day that Kenmore Middle School in Arlington will never forget. Back in September, ESPN announced on the air, their Top 5 National Banner Schools. Kenmore received the honor as a result of having met national standards of excellence…

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Volunteer Profile | Sarah’s YBP Journey

Sarah’s journey with Special Olympics Virginia began in early 2016 when her employer, Virginia529, launched the ABLE savings program, ABLEnow. The ABLEnow program empowers people with disabilities to save money for today’s needs or invest for tomorrow in a…

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Feet Meet Season Underway Across the State

April 4th, 2019 - In April, May and June, hundreds of school-age athletes will participate in Little Feet Meets, Meet in the Middle events and Big Feet Meets across Virginia. These Unified Strategy for Schools® events are a way for…

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Thank You - A Letter from a World Champion

Joey Roney arrived back to Virginia wearing a silver medal proudly from his performance in the 100m freestyle. In his first ever World Games, Joey had a great time learning about people from different countries. Feeling grateful for his…

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‘Magnificent 7’ Back From World Games

Congratulations to all seven athletes on earning a medal at the Special Olympics World Games, held March 14-25 in Abu DhabiSeven local Special Olympics athletes have proudly returned home from Abu Dhabi with an impressive amount of hardware to show…

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